Manoratha, Manas-ratha, Mano-ratha: 15 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Manoratha (मनोरथ, “hint at a desire”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
Manoratha (मनोरथ, “indirect expression of one’s desire”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of manoratha: Expressing one’s secret desire of the heart by a pretence of referring to somebody else’s condition, is called Indirect Expression of Desire (manoratha, lit. “object of the mind”).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—A calf once created by Śrī Kṛṣṇa by his spiritual powers. (See under Surabhi).Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Manoratha (मनोरथ) refers to the “reach of mental conception”, to which Lord Śiva is beyond, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.19.—“[...] the devotee [viz., Guṇanidhi] opened his eyes and gazed at lord Śiva, the moon-crested consort of Umā who was shining with a brilliance that excelled thousands of rising suns. Dazzled by the brilliance, he closed his eyes and addressed the lord of lords who is beyond the reach of mental conception (manoratha-padātin). ‘O lord, please give my eyes the power to see your feet’.”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
manoratha : (m.) wish.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Manoratha refers to: desired object (lit. what pleases the mind), wish Vism. 506 (°vighāta+icchā-vighāta); °ṃ pūreti to fulfil one’s wish Mhvs 8, 27 (puṇṇa-sabbamanoratha). Manoratha-pūraṇī (f.) “the wish fulfiller” is the name of the Commentary on the Aṅguttara Nikāya.
Note: manoratha is a Pali compound consisting of the words mano and ratha.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
manōratha (मनोरथ).—m (S) Purpose, design, plan, scheme, desire, wish. 2 or manōrathasṛṣṭi f Mental creations or fictions; pictures or phantasms of the imagination.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
manōratha (मनोरथ).—m Purpose, design, wish.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) 'the car of the mind', a wish, desire; अवतरतः सिद्धिपथं शब्दः स्वमनोरथस्येव (avatarataḥ siddhipathaṃ śabdaḥ svamanorathasyeva) M.1.22; मनोरथानामगतिर्न विद्यते (manorathānāmagatirna vidyate) Ku.5.64; R.2.72;12.59; उत्पद्यन्ते विलीयन्ते दरिद्राणां मनोरथाः (utpadyante vilīyante daridrāṇāṃ manorathāḥ) Udb.; आशा नाम नदी मनोरथजला (āśā nāma nadī manorathajalā) Bh.3.45.
2) a desired object; मनोरथाय नाशंसे (manorathāya nāśaṃse) Ś.7.13.
3) (in dramas) a hint, a wish expressed indirectly or covertly. °तृतीया (tṛtīyā) Name of the third day in the bright half of Chaitra. °दायक (dāyaka) a. fulfilling one's expectations. (-kaḥ) Name of a Kalpa-taru. °द्रुमः (drumaḥ) the god of love. °बन्धः (bandhaḥ) cherishing or entertaining of desire. °बन्धुः (bandhuḥ) the friend of (who satisfies) desires; तस्या भवानपि मनोरथबन्धबन्धुः (tasyā bhavānapi manorathabandhabandhuḥ) Māl.1.34. °सिद्धिः (siddhiḥ) f. fulfilment of one's desires. °सृष्टिः (sṛṣṭiḥ) f. a creation of the fancy, a castle in the air.
Derivable forms: manorathaḥ (मनोरथः).
Manoratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and ratha (रथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—name of a piśāca: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 18.5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) 1. Wish, desire. 2. A desired object. 3. A wish expressed indirectly, (in drama.) E. manas the heart, and ratha vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—m. wish, desire, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 13, 20.
Manoratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and ratha (रथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Manoratha (मनोरथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a contemporary of Ānandavardhana. Quoted in Dhvanyālokalocana.
2) Manoratha (मनोरथ):—a poet under Jayāpīḍa. Rājatarangiṇī 4, 496. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]
3) Manoratha (मनोरथ):—father of Maheśvara (Vṛttaśataka). Peters. 2, 131.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 90 - The Powers of the Holy Places < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 87 - A Hundred Names of Viṣṇu < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 96 - Deeds Leading to Hell and Heaven < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.6.25 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 2.5.150 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - Return of the Buddha to Kapilavastu < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Appendix 6 - Description of Ṛṣipatana or Ṛṣivadana (at Benares) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Part 6 - Avadāna of the sumptuous alms of Velāma < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)